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Books for Baghdad project yields big results Rachael Scarborough KingStar Staff Writer Published: June 14, 2006The second drive in Jacksonville State University's Books for Baghdad project is going strong, with more than 15,000 books collected and scheduled for shipment at the end of June. Safaa Al-Hamdani, professor of biology and the founder of Books for Baghdad, said he is "thrilled" with the new wave of support for his...

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2nd Chance welcomes new director Rachael Scarborough KingStar Staff Writer Published: June 14, 20062nd Chance, an Anniston organization dedicated to helping the victims of domestic violence, welcomed its new executive director Tuesday. Susan Shipman, who previously served as the group's financial officer, was named to the position last month. Staffers celebrated Tuesday with a reception at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce.Shipman said she thinks her experience with...

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Growth spurt Rachael Scarborough KingStar Staff Writer Published: June 9, 2006ALEXANDRIA - Doug Trantham has lived and worked all his life on the Alexandria farm his father started in 1949. As the surrounding community experiences a residential and commercial development surge, Trantham is changing his business model from large-scale staple crops to specialty produce for his farming shop."We'll just change with it, whatever the growth is and demands,...

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Construction under way on new offices at Jacksonville Medical Center Rachael Scarborough KingStar Staff Writer Published: June 7, 2006JACKSONVILLE - Hardhats and tractors will be a common sight at Jacksonville Medical Center for the next few months as work continues on a new medical office complex. JMC broke ground last month on the complex, which will free up space in the main building and increase the total available...

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Unsung group prepares for the big day this week Rachael Scarborough KingStar Staff Writer Published: June 4, 2006Geraldine Player will rise at 6 Tuesday morning to get to the polling station at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, as she has on every election day but one for nearly 50 years. Player, 66, has been working at the polls every election day since she turned 18."It's just a way...

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A true miracle Rachael Scarborough KingStar Staff Writer Published: June 2, 2006For Jamie McGlaughn of Gadsden, her 21-month-old son Tucker truly is a miracle. When he was 9 days old, Tucker underwent a radical surgery to remove a cyst wrapped around his heart and blocking his airway. Doctors cut through his vocal cords and spliced them to a neck muscle, hoping they would regenerate."He's a perfectly normal little...

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A native’s guide Our intrepid reporter offers an overview of some of her favorite things about the Ocean State BY RACHAEL SCARBOROUGH KINGNative Rhode Islanders tend to fall into two categories: those who never want to leave the state, and those who can’t wait to get out. My own history would seem to place me in the second category, since I graduated from high school and promptly moved...

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